Meet the Founder
Founder and CEO at Convanto, Vandana is a versatile & dynamic professional with over 25 years of rich experience in International and Domestic Business Advisory & Fund Raising. An adept strategic planner with a proven history of mentoring Business start-ups, identifying new growth avenues, developing innovative strategies and building high-performing teams. Her core area of work is Fund Raising for early-stage start-ups across sectors and industry sub-verticals. A diversified set of experiences has enabled Vandana to develop an eagle's eye for spotting opportunities in industries that are set for long term growth in the Indian economic context. She is also passionate about helping businesses reach the right people and fulfill their business requirements. Her expert opinion is often sought by leading business news channels and publications like LATOKEN, Business World and Business Outlook, and she has participated in 200+ talks and events across numerous corporate and academic institutions. Additionally, she has been a mentor, judge and guest speaker at various startup pitching events at Entrepreneurship Cells of renowned institutions such as IIT, IIM, Delhi University, and O.P Jindal Global University. She also does brand endorsements.
Vandana Tolani started working with startups by heading a Family Office in Singapore and Jakarta. She worked as an investment banker & advisor to family offices and angel investors in Jakarta, Indonesia, helping start-ups from a diverse background, from Fin-Tech and B2B Tech all the way to consumer startups. She was raising funds for them & providing them with a range of services just as Convanto does today. After 15 years of staying in Singapore and Jakarta, she returned to India. She did investments for a while, and then returned to advisory. That is when Convanto was founded. Today Convanto is one of the most well-known boutique investment banks in India and led by a female founder.
Today, Vandana is also a venture advisor with Loyal VC, the INSEAD-led Canadian VC Fund, having a core portfolio of over 180 investments in more than 40 countries. She is also a partner with a Silicon Valley-based venture builder.
Convanto, along with its founder, has been the recipient of numerous accolades. These are as listed below.